- Recommendation ID
Patient experience:- Qualitative studies are needed to assess the key issues in patient experience and patient information needs in the cancer diagnostic pathway, particularly in the interval between first presentation to primary care and first appointment in secondary care. Outcomes of interest are patient satisfaction, quality of life and patient perception of the quality of care and information.
- Any explanatory notes
Why this is important:- There was very little information on both patient information needs and patient experience throughout the cancer diagnostic pathway. Filling this gap should improve future patient experience.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Suspected cancer: recognition and referral
- Date issued
- June 2015
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|